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's andrea mitchell that it should not be a partisan issue. >> the republicans are working overtime to try to exploit a very normal, run of the course, administrative letter that we agreed to on a bipartisan basis in our committee, simply to get some additional questions put in front of the state department. >> reporter: republicans also question how good the investigation can be when security concerns have stopped an fbi team from getting to the crime scene, having to work instead from libya's capitol city of tripoli, 400 miles away. a official said that while that is limited, it is more important to question people in libya thought to know about the attack. and he says the process is yielding more valuable information. one other note, peter king, chairman of the house committee, said that ambassador susan wright should resign because of her statement. >>> all right, we want to turn to andrea mitchell, chief foreign correspondent, and andrea how rare is it for the intelligence committee to come out and acknowledge they got it wrong initially, and is it having any effect on the response he
. the candidates tangled over taxes and figures of cuts or increases. andrea mitchell looked into the truth behind the rhetoric of both candidates. >> let me repeat what i said. i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan. my plan is not to put in place any tax cut that will add to the deficit. >> reporter: romney has proposed making the bush tax cuts permanent for all tax levels and then cutting all rates an additional 20%. he would repeal the alternative minimum tax and repeal the estate tax. they said mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over ten years. he said his plan would be paid for but to pay for those he would have to close loopholes and get rid of some tax deductions, he said, and tax credits, but he's repeatedly refused to say which deductions he would get rid of saying he would work with congress to make those decisions. also president obama said his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. >> we all know that we've got to do more so i put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. it's on a website. you can look at all the numbers, what cuts
face each other in denver, just two days from now. we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. it is the political super bowl, or perhaps the world series. mitt romney, behind in all battleground polls for the last three weeks, now has the most to gain from a game-changing night. and the most to lose if he doesn't turn it around. as the candidates head to debate camp, rolling up their sleeves, getting down to work, each claims to be the underdog. >> governor romney, he's -- he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> he plays, barack obama, he plays them well, too. i hate to tell you. >> reporter: mitt romney practicing with ohio senator rob portman looks like he's been getting a workout. the president sparring with john kerry, even chose a key suburb in nevada, a battleground state, for his practice session. neither candidate is known as a great debater. aides say the president doesn't like to talk in sound bites, and can be patronizing. >> you're likeable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: romney, say advisers, ca
with andrea mitchell. good evening. >> good evening. the president showed up today armed with attack lines against mitt romney a day late. trying to regain his footing after a rocky debate performance, the president today seemed everything he was not last night. >> the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romn romney's decisions and what he's been saying for the last year. >> mitt romney was greeted with thunderous applause this morning. >> last night, i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see very different visions for the county 2ri. >> the morning after, even supporters said the president seemed tentative, defensive, frequently looking down at his notes like ford, carter, bush and bush. almost too accustomed to the oval office. not used to being challenged. most surprising, the president did not use some of his most potent attack lines. mitt romney's comments that 47% of the country don't pay federal income taxes. or romney's position on women's health issues. the president's surrogates tried to shift the subject to ro
in the next couple of days. >> chuck todd part of our team there. andrea mitchell is another part of our political team in denver. she'll be fact checking the debate for us during our coverage later tonight. but because of breaking news on two fronts, libya and syria, tonight we come to you in your capacity as our chief foreign affairs correspondent. what do you know on both? >> reporter: well, the president was briefed on this latest incident. today syria, according to the u.s. and nato, attacked turkey, which is, of course, a nato ally and a strong u.s. ally across the border with mortar fire killing reportedly five civilians in a residential area near the border. turkey then retaliated. tonight there was an emergency meeting in brussels. the nato ministers condemning syria for this attack. and also the president, the white house issued a statement from the national security council, hillary clinton spoke to the turkish foreign minister and said the u.s. will support turkey in this. all are condemning syria and holding syria to account. this as also more trouble for the administration
, that segment will be coming up in just a bit. andrea mitchell is heading up our team working on that. tom brokaw is another member of our team in the arena, in denver. and tom, the conventional wisdom has a way of kind of bubbling up these days during the event. and i imagine one of the plot lines tomorrow will be here's mitt romney, as we said, energized, coming right from the game. he has been in an active, very active campaign heretofore, and the president has been on the job in that realm during this whole time. >> well, governor romney did spend a lot of time preparing for this debate, and it paid off. he had a well-organized narrative. he knew his brief. and this was the candidate that the republican party's been waiting to show up, as a matter of fact. and a lot of businessmen that i've talked to that have dealt with mitt romney in the past have been bewildered by his performance as a candidate. but this is the mitt romney that they described to me as he sat down at a table and did a deal. he had a cycle of themes that he wanted to keep coming back to. the objective realities of th
mitchell, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, in a week that has been a roller coaster for both of the candidates, today's news gave a good bit of a jolt, but that set off a fire storm on what it really means. the news that the unemployment dipped below 8% since he took office came just in time for a president battered by his poor performance in the debate. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy, just to try to score a few political points. >> reporter: not surprisingly, mitt romney saw it differently. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. >> reporter: romney argued today's numbers disguised the fact that people had stopped trying to even find jobs. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better. but the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, today is on the day that the president got elected, well, the unemployment rate would be at about 11%. >> reporter: it is true that only 11 #,000 jobs were added last mon
draws the line on iran's nuclear program. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. for the first time israel's prime minister issued a firm deadline to iran for possible military action using a simple drawing to warn the u.n. that israel believes iran will reach the point of no return on its nuclear program in just a matter of months. secretary of state hillary clinton met with benjamin netanyahu. president obama was campaigning in virginia thursday, the white house said too busy to meet with the prime minister. earlier he laid down his red lines for stopping iran's nuclear program. >> this is a bomb. this is a fuse. >> reporter: netanyahu spoke a day after iran's president ahmadinejad from the same podium had called israel uncivilized zionists. netanyahu said tehran was already 70% towards getting enough nuclear fuel for a bomb and has to be stopped within months. >> if these are the facts, and they are, where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: president oba
's presidential debate. nbc's andrea mitchell was in denver for the faceoff and joining us now for fact checking. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, natalie. from a very cold denver, the two men tangoed for 90 minutes. and they even argued over big bird. mitt romney cited public broadcasting as one program he'd cut. even though the debate was moderated by pbs. >> i like big bird, i like you too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> big bird and pbs's parent gets only .01% of the federal budget. the president said he'd cut the budget by $4 trillion. >> i put forward a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. >> reporter: he's counting money saved by letting the bush tax cuts expire for people making more than $250,000 a year. he's also counting $1 trillion in savings by drawing down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. nonpartisan budget experts call that a gimmick because those wars were deficit financed in the first place. mitt romney denied president obama's claim that his tax cuts would cost $5 trillion. >> i'm not in favor of
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